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Boon Glo Nightlight with Portable Balls, White
Kids will beg you to turn off the lights because that's when Glo really shines. This multi-colored, interactive nightlight has removable, illuminated Glo balls that turn a night time game of catch into something extraordinary. And there's nothing electronic in them, so they don't get warm and they won't break. You can even tuck them into bed with your child. The glow fades to dark after 30 minutes, helping them fall asleep. Bonus: 95% effective at keeping monsters away all night long.
9-volt power adapter included BpA-free, Phthalate-free and PVC-free Recommended age - All ages Dimensions - 8.2 x 8.5 x 9.8
Select your favorite color with sliding lever or keep them circulating
Portable Glo balls don't require charging
Low energy L.E.D. base with 9 volt power adapter included
BPA-free, Phthalate-free, and PVC-free
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123 of 127 found the following review helpful:
This is just plain cool.Nov 25, 2011
By M. Bartelt
"buyer of stuff"
I'm not a child afraid of the night... I'm actually a grown man. This thing is retro/scifi and looks great if you're into that sort of thing. I have a very modern and utilitarian style home and this piece fits in. I'm not sure where it will end up or how I'll use it, but it's a keeper.
Placed on the floor in the corner of a room, the light projects nicely on the wall and can really accent a dark room. Remove the glow-in-the-dark balls and this light is even brighter and with all the lights off can produce enough light to see and navigate in my 12'x15' room without your eyes having to adjust.
The light and colors are obtained are from LEDs. Many of the various hues have an almost lazer-light glow that can't be achieved by any standard or fluorescent light bulbs. The light emitted is from a number of colored LEDs under the stem the balls sit in. I've had it on ever since I received it and it's always cool to the touch, so it's definitely child-safe.
The balls are made of what appears to be typical glow-in-the-dark plastic and are about the size of a ripe plum or one of those stress relief squeeze balls. These balls glow decently, however the LEDs don't output that much light so the balls will never be 'fully charged'. They're easily visible in the dark though, and even visible in a poorly-lit room.
This unit can produce a mostly white-bluish/white light if you set it manually. If you set it to automatically change colors, the white is the only color that it will not cycle through. The sliding switch on the base provides quite a range of color choices. The slider is a little finicky... sometimes it's easy to pass a particular color, but that's not really a big deal as there are so many cool colors that radiate intensely.
The only real negative is the sliding switch that controls the hue feels really cheap. The slider is recessed into the base quite well, but feels fragile. Otherwise, the lamp looks and feels very durable and the overall quality is excellent.
I wish this had adjustable speeds for color rotation and a remote. What's really missing in this lamp is a mode to sync to music. That would be amazing. I'm surprised that something this decorative, useful and well made could have been marketed differently and sold for more money.
Wow, that's a lot more than I expected to write for some silly child's night light... lol
53 of 56 found the following review helpful:
Stopped working after two monthsNov 18, 2011
By Dana Swaney
I really like this light and was excited when it arrived. The colors are vibrant and the glowing balls are awesome. I've had it for about two months now and it's suddenly stopped working. I can't get it to turn on at all. I've written to Boon about it but haven't heard back. If they reply with a satisfactory resolution, I'll probably remove this review since it really is a great light, but I just wanted to warn other folks about my issue.
41 of 45 found the following review helpful:
NeatDec 21, 2011
By Scott Combs
This item is neat, but just know that the stand projects the colors of light to the balls. Once the balls are removed from the stand they glow in the dark green, not the your kids favorite color.
16 of 19 found the following review helpful:
why doesnt the base have a timer ?Feb 08, 2012
By C. Busch
well it looks nice and is one of the nicer night lights. but then its the most expensive one.
I had assumed the balls to be a little higher quality. they look much better on the amazon images than in reality. they are just the standard glow in the dark plastic. while the balls glow for 30 minutes, the base has to be turned on / off manually. this is a bummer as your kid will fall asleep and the light will be pretty bright all night long.
i was hoping that the base would shut down itself as well...
somewhat mixed whether we will keep it.
update: so it broke after 3 months. one of the bulbs has the wrong color and doesnt change anymore with the other two. it still does its job, but for this premium, they need to get QA up. hope someone starts making a really cool high quality night light sometime soon, maybe ill check kickstarter
9 of 10 found the following review helpful:
Sadly disappointedJan 08, 2013
This item looked so awesome and had great reviews I was stoked to find out my son received it has a christmas present from his grandpa.
When the box arrived I was shocked at its light weight. Although this may sound nice to some, what it meant to me was, it is made of cheap plastic. All of it.
For the first 30 minutes or so the balls only glo in one tiny spot. It does state it takes 30 minutes but what this means is...You need to start it long before your child goes to bed to be able to turn it off and have the balls still glo somewhat bright.
...Ok Still good at this point and will deal with the things above... but then...
One leg stopped working. As I had read on many other reviews, happened to others. I wrote to Boon and to my surprised received a kind response from Jennifer the very next day. They wanted a picture of the light. No problem at all, I provide. They wrote back told me to cut the power cord and write a number on the base, take a picture of it, send it back and they will send the replacement. My issue with this, it is a $70 item with 75% working parts and you want me to just throw it away. If the material being used means that little why are you charging so much?
I think it is wasteful and poor practice. I rather keep the cord attached ship it back to be recycled and reused if possible, then to just trash it. I still have the Glo light with one ball not working and 30 days to decide what I want to do with it. I am bummed.
My other suggestion to Boon besides to not just throw things away, is to lower the price. Buyer beware to me... the quality is not worth the price you are paying.
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